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Date: 04/05/2017
Source: NPR
Type: In the News
The Trump administration will withhold $32.5 million in funding that had been earmarked this current fiscal year for the United Nations' lead agency on family planning and maternal health, known as the United Nations Population Fund or UNFPA. The administration says it's doing so because it has determined that UNFPA helps to support a Chinese government family planning program that forces people...
Date: 04/05/2017
Source: Reuters
Type: In the News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that a decision by the United States to withdraw all funding to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) could have "devastating effects" on vulnerable women and girls around the world, a spokesman said. The State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund "supports, or participates in the management of, a program...
Date: 04/05/2017
Source: The Guardian
Type: In the News
The US state department said on Monday it was ending funding for the UN population fund (UNFPA) – the first concrete move in what activists describe as President Donald Trump’s “crusade against the health and rights of women and girls globally”. Following weeks of speculation, a letter to Bob Corker, the chairman of the US Senate foreign relations committee, announced the state department was...
Date: 03/29/2017
Source: Business Day
Type: In the News
Lao Ministry of Education and Sports and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have agreed to strengthen their partnership by continuing to build on their campaign titled: “Noi.’’ The “Noi’’ campaign was launched in 2016 on International Day of the Girl Child October 11 and acknowledged the grim reality of adolescent girls informed by the country’s 2015 Population and Housing Census. The...
Date: 03/28/2017
Source: Global Health Now
Type: In the News
The caseload for a midwife in the Kotido district of Karamoja, tucked in a remote part of north-eastern Uganda, strains belief: with just 18 midwives serving 9,600 mothers, according to district health officials, each midwife cares for at least 533 mothers a year. That’s more than triple the number recommended by the WHO (1 midwife/175 mothers a year). As a result, midwives are overloaded, says...
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